AUBURN, Ala. -- The Auburn gymnastics team signed three prospects for the 2017 season, head coach Jeff Graba announced Tuesday.
Auburn will welcome Katie Becker (Boone, N.C.), Gracie Day (Universal City, Texas) and Kendal Moss (Cornelius, N.C.) to The Plains next fall.
Becker is a three-time Junior Olympic National Qualifier and has finished in the top-10 in All-Around at the JO Nationals twice. Becker has also scored a 38+ in the All-Around eight times in the last two seasons.
Day was a member of the 2015 JO National Team and was the JO National Floor Champion in 2014 and 2015. In 2014 and 2015, Day was the Region 3 All-Around Champion.
Moss is a two-time Nastia Luikin Cup qualifier and was the 2014 Chow’s Winter Cup Bar Champion. Moss was also named the 2014 Atlanta Crown Beam Champion.
“This signing class brings everything we need to the team as well as a vast amount of national level experience,” head coach Jeff Graba said. “These girls bring speed, power, grace and a tremendous competitive spirit to the Auburn Family and we can’t wait for our fans to see the exciting gymnastics that these three are bringing to Auburn.”
Information on the three signees is below:
Hometown: Boone, N.C.
Club: Everest Gymnastics
Highlights: Three-time Junior Olympic Qualifier ... Two top-10 All-Around finishes at the JO Nationals ... Scored a 38+ in the All-Around eight times in the last two seasons ... Finished eighth in All-Around, ninth in Beam and 10th in vault at the 2015 JO Nationals ... 2014 L10 Region 8 BB Bronze Medalist ... Finished third in All-Around and second in Beam at the 2015 L10 NC State Meet ... Placed fourth in All-Around, Vault, and Bars at the 2015 L10 Region 8 Meet.
Coach Graba on Katie: "Katie is a pure All-Arounder and I believe she will be able to hit the ground running here from day one. She has enjoyed success at every level and I think she is only going to continue to improve in college.”
Hometown: Universal City, Texas
Club: Aerial Athletics
Highlights: Member of the 2015 JO National Team ... 2014 and 2015 JO National Floor Champion ... 2014 and 2015 Region 3 All-Around Champion ... Finished first in Floor, second in Vault and fourth in All-Around and Bars at the 2015 Junior Olympic Nationals ... 2015 Level 10 Region 3 All-Around, Vault and Floor Champion ... 2015 Level 10 Texas State All-Around, Vault and Bars Champion ... 2014 Junior Olympic National Floor Champion ... 2014 Level 10 Region 3 All-Around and Bars Champion.
Coach Graba on Gracie: “Gracie has a rare combination of extreme power and beautiful grace. I truly think Gracie will push to compete in the All-Around her freshman year and the sky is the limit with her talent.”
Hometown: Cornelius, N.C.
Club: Everest Gymnastics
Highlights: Two-time Nastia Luikin Cup Qualifier ... 2014 Chow’s Winter Cup Bar Champion ... 2014 Atlanta Crown Beam Champion.
Coach Graba on Kendal: “Kendall is one of the very best Bars and Beam gymnasts in the country and even though we expect her to push to compete in all the events, these are the two events where I believe she can make an immediate impact on this team.”